The world of academic international cooperation is changing. As geopolitical tensions have grown over the past years, the many links that universities have across the world have increasingly been questioned. International academic cooperation continues to be a prerequisite for quality in universities. However, the political discourse has become cautious with concepts like strategic autonomy, foreign interference or technological sovereignty, which point at Europe being more protective than before. Moreover, there is the clear aim at controlling key technologies in competition with other parts of the world, and there are worries in Europe about how new discoveries are used by authoritarian regimes.
This EUA webinar attempts to give an insight into these discussions and discuss how the need for global cooperation in academia can be reconciled with an increasingly tense geopolitical situation.